Larsen Globalization was founded in 2001 by Inger Larsen, in London. We are a Recruitment Services Ltd. is a consultancy firm which provides niche, high-quality recruitment services to many corporations with translation and localization focus all over the globe.
At Larsen, we recognize and celebrate the individuality within our global industry.
Our recruitment and consultancy service are first-rate
We offer our clients more than simply recruitment services. Due to our global network of talent pools, and our insight into industry and market trends, Larsen G11n provides our clients with truly useful information and advice. To see our full value-add for clients, please click here.
We recruit for a wide variety of positions, from traditional job searches to incredibly specialized positions. Many of our clients need to fill specialist roles with very narrow scope for locations and salaries. Larsen Globalization is able to deliver results traditional recruitment firms struggle with.
For our candidates, we provide CV assistance, career guidance and industry advice. We actively seek out and promote new and undiscovered talents in our industry. To see our full value-add for candidates, please click here.
We are active members of the localization industry
What our clients and candidates say they appreciate most about us, and which sets us apart, is that we know what even their most specialized employees do in their daily work, having been in and around the industry so much ourselves.
We stay updated on the human, linguistic and technology sides of our industry, through attending local and global localization events and conferences, for example.
We care about and invest in the localization talents of the future. To give back to our community, we collaborate with universities through career advice to students, presenting at careers fairs and advising educators on curriculums. We continue to work closely within the industry to find and promote talent.
Our company ethos
Our colleagues recognise the importance of the part we play within our industry, and our responsibility to our clients and candidates. We promote healthy comfortable work environments, and the importance of balanced life inside and outside of work, as well as in-industry support.
As a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, we adhere to their strict code of conduct.
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Our Company History
Larsen Globalization was founded in 2001 by Inger Larsen, who began her translation and localization career as a Norwegian Software Localizer. After almost two decades in the industry, she set up as an independent consultant.
And, from her home office in London, Inger launched Larsen Globalization Recruitment Services Ltd., a recruitment consultancy firm which provides specialised services to many corporations with translation and localization focus all over the globe. Originally mainly working within Europe, in 2003, Larsen Globalization expanded into the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.
Inger’s perspective as a former hiring manager, and project, program and account manager for localization industry players, as well as a university lecturer on localization, granted her a crucial insight into the industry.
Larsen Globalization recruiters recognise the challenges of hiring within the global and multicultural language industry, and consider differences in languages, cultures and time zones, while sourcing new hires who fit not only the job description, but the company culture and office environment.
Over the last two years, Larsen Globalization have successfully differentiated ourselves from our competitors, by launching our award-winning recruitment platform Larsen Insight.
Larsen Insight uses cutting-edge technology, such as integrated psychometrics, suitability assessment and video profiles, which allow us to achieve unparalleled results whereby 96% of the candidates we place are still in employment 12 months later.
The need for global expansion within our industry – and the obstacles surrounding finding professionals who will advance and succeed within the company and industry – led Larsen Globalization to launch Larsen Insight.
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When I was first considering my career, (all the way back in the 1980's) there was effectively no translation and localization industry, or even standardised terminology. While at University in Norway, I studied Technical Translations and English. Here, I began my first foray into the translation world: translating and localizing books on software programming to fund my expensive shoe habit.
I have a strong interest in education, having taught at the University of Surrey, and regularly give talks for translation students and new professionals within our industry. I go to conferences and participate in initiatives to nurture new translation talent into the industry, both through direct contact with academia and students and via external initiatives.
I love attending international industry events, sometimes as a speaker and panellist. I have written several published articles for industry magazines as well. By encouraging and (hopefully) inspiring new generations of translation, localization and globalization experts, I believe our industry will continue to innovate and thrive as we move forward into the future.
My enthusiasm for the industry is in full bloom with Women In Localization UK Chapter, a non-profit global organisation with more than 5000 members. Our mission is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry.
I was at the very first meeting in the UK – 7 of us in a pub basement. I’ve been to practically all the events since and worked as UK Chapter Manager from 2018-2020, and I am now also the EMEIA Geo Co-Manager and UK Mentorship and Education Manager.
Being an athlete from a young age, competing on a national and international level, opened a door for me to the multicultural environment I fell in love and never left. This ambitious environment encouraged and disciplined my mind, and set the foundation for a career which would challenge and inspire me
I had been adventurous with a variety of industries, tightly connected with operations, people management and customer service. Over the years, I kept moving towards sales and account management, where I feel most comfortable and confident.
Inger and I discovered one another through our industry links and engaged brilliantly - firstly as two professionals. We created exactly the sort of genuine working relationship Larsen Globalization seeks to achieve for our clients and professionals every time.
I was onboarded as a Client Manager in 2019 using Larsen Insight, and it changed my entire view of recruitment. Through Larsen Insight, we were able to identify my strengths and boost my ability to work at my very best. This has been an incredibly rewarding experience, which I am delighted to share every day!